James Keller

James Keller
Jim Keller serves as the director of the Bard College Learning Commons, which includes Bard’s writing center and writing program. He is visiting associate professor of Writing at Bard and has taught courses in Composition, Rhetorical Theory, Philosophy, American Studies, and American Literature at the State University of New York (Stony Brook and Sullivan), The University of Iowa, University of Montana, Michigan State University, and Bard College. At MSU, Jim led courses on popular culture, graphic novels, radicalism in literature, and experimental writing. And at Bard he trains writing tutors in his courses on Composition Theory and Pedagogy. He is a faculty associate for the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking and has co-edited, with Alfie Guy and Erica Kaufman, <em>Writing from the Inside Out</em>, a journal showcasing the writing by participants in Institute workshops. Jim has taught in Bard’s Language and Thinking program since 2000. After earning his B.A. in Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, he received his Ph.D. in English from SUNY Stony Brook in 2001. Palgrave/MacMillan published his book,<em> Writing Plural Worlds in 2009</em> – a study of philosophical pluralism and multiethnic poetries – and his writing has appeared in collections on twentieth century poetry and poetics.

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